The defense was hard-nosed in team drills today. The missed interception rule was in full effect today. To remind you, that is where if a defender misses a pick they must do twenty pushups. That includes ALL defenders. Linebacker Jason Mitchell missed a prime opportunity and he was made to go for the ground. The defense did have a good day of work. Keyon Whiteside picked off a pass from Casey Clausen in first team-on-team drills.
Troy Fleming missed practice today to attend a class. Karlton Neal was the only player to sit out of practice the last two days with a knee injury. On Wednesday he was back in the rotation. The Vols are fairly healthy going into the weekend and there should not be any lingering problems from the Florida game.